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Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Nourish Interactive

This free English/Spanish web site provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of tools to help teach the key elements of nutrition to children and parents.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

SHAPE America

A themed package of multimedia, printables, and web sites geared toward the improved health and physical education in children.


Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a contagious virus that affects children more often than adults. These resources can help K-12 educators, students, and parents learn the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of EV-D68 in school and at home.

Background Reading

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2015

Observe the 2015 event October 19-23 by helping students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, including preventing bullying, reducing crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance.

Background Reading

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

20 Indoor Movement Activities

Being involved in movement positively affects children both cognitively and physically. Here are 20 quick, easy, and engaging movement activities and games for the classroom.

Background Reading; Tool

National School Lunch Week

The second week in October is National School Lunch Week! Use these resources to learn about the National School Lunch Program and other organizations that support low cost healthy options for children each school day.

Background Reading; Themed Package

BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind gives students in grades 5-8 information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. It uses games, quizzes, and other interactive features to focus on disease, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, stress, and the body.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Quiz

Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

Background Reading

Outdoor Action (OA) Guide to Map & Compass (Part 1)

This site provides a good tutorial on how to use a compass and map, with plenty of illustrations for map skills and orienteering instruction.

Background Reading

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

Etiquette Guide or Naturalization Ceremony

This page offers guidelines for dress, behavior, conduct, reception etiquette, tips and pointers, and thank-you notes after the ceremony. From Citizenship Counts.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Tool

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools

This fact sheet includes a chart that shows the correlation between achievement test scores and time spent in physical education.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools - Both Quality and Quantity are Important

A Statement from the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association making specific recommendations for K-12 physical education.

Fact Sheet

Prevent Blindness America

This site offers The Children’s Sports Safety Guide and Fact Sheet Resource Page. The guide - for parents, teachers, school nurses, and coaches - provides information on eye health and safety for children.

Fact Sheet

Inside the Pyramid

This site offers an interactive display of the food pyramid, a tip of the week, and downloadable print materials, including 3 posters. From U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Printable

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages

This collection of lessons, activities and games for grades K-12 address the effects of the environment on human health.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game


Here's a website chock full of resources to help you integrate science into your classroom activities, connect with parents, and find unique professional development opportunities!

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia